Bulldog Lifelong Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" Hitches - Flush - 2-1/2" Span - Chrome

Bulldog Lifelong Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" Hitches - Flush - 2-1/2" Span - Chrome

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This solid, high-strength steel, flush-style hitch lock lets you secure your ball mount, bike rack, cargo carrier or other accessory to your 2" x 2" trailer hitch receiver. Chrome finish guards against corrosion. 5/8" Pin diameter. Call 800-298-8924 to order Bulldog hitch locks part number BD580401 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Bulldog products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Bulldog Lifelong Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" Hitches - Flush - 2-1/2" Span - Chrome. Hitch Locks reviews from real customers.
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Bulldog Hitch Locks - BD580401

  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Standard Pin Lock
  • Bulldog
  • Keyed Unique
  • Steel
  • 2-1/2 Inch Span
  • Flush Pin

This solid, high-strength steel, flush-style hitch lock lets you secure your ball mount, bike rack, cargo carrier or other accessory to your 2" x 2" trailer hitch receiver. Chrome finish guards against corrosion. 5/8" Pin diameter.


Features:

  • Flush-style trailer hitch receiver lock is used in place of standard pin and clip to prevent theft of ball mount or hitch-mounted accessory
    • Secure your bike rack, cargo carrier, hitch cover and more to your trailer hitch
  • Ball-bearing locking system provides maximum security and ease of use
    • Just pop the deadbolt onto the end of the pin and the lock will automatically engage
    • Grease ball-bearings periodically to ensure smooth operation
  • Solid steel pin offers superior strength and durability
  • Chrome plating resists rust
  • Plastic cap covers key slot to help prevent corrosion in the locking mechanism
  • 2 High-security, square keys included


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Inside pin length (span): 2-1/2"
  • Pin diameter: 5/8"
  • Limited 1-year warranty


The unique ball-bearing locking system on this Lifelong hitch lock is supremely easy to use. When you pop the deadbolt onto the end of the pin, the integrated ball bearings engage the lock automatically.


This ball-bearing system also ensures that the structural integrity of the pin is maintained throughout. A typical padlock-style hitch lock has a significant taper at the end of the pin where the lock snaps into place. This taper weakens the pin, making it easier to break or cut. Because the ball bearings are responsible for engaging the lock on this Lifelong lock, no taper is needed. So, the pin diameter is the same along the entire length of the lock. The result is a hitch lock that is strong, durable and highly tamper resistant.



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Video of Bulldog Lifelong Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" Hitches - Flush - 2-1/2" Span - Chrome


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Bulldog Lifelong Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take a look at the Bulldog Lifelong Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for two inch hitches, part number BD580401. Your standard hitch pin and clip provides little to no protection against theft but this locking hitch pin isn't going anywhere. It comes with two difficult to duplicate keys. Just remove your dustcover, insert your key, pop out the lock and you're ready to change out your ball mount to another size or another accessory. It's 5/8 diameter hitch pin with a 2-1/2 inch shaft. It's going to be a flush mount fit.As you can see here, there's no room to get in bolt cutter or other device to remove your hitch pin.

When comparing this receiver lock to others on our website, they're all going to have a similar function but this one's going to be a little bit different because it's going to have a nicer flush fit. It's a solid steel deadbolt with a ball bearing locking system. As you can see here when the lock's not inserted, the balls can enter inside the deadbolt. The pin on the inside of the lock spreads the balls holding it in place inside your lock here.To install it you simply remove your old pin, slide the new deadbolt through, put the end of the lock on, press the locking tab down, give it a little twist and that'll hold it in place. And now your trailer, bike rack or cargo carrier, whatever accessories you got there, is safe and secure.

A dustcover's included to prevent dirt and debris from entering in your keyhole.That completes our look at the Bulldog Lifelong Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for two inch hitches, part number BD580401.


Customer Reviews

Bulldog Lifelong Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" Hitches - Flush - 2-1/2" Span - Chrome - BD580401

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (217 Customer Reviews)

This solid, high-strength steel, flush-style hitch lock lets you secure your ball mount, bike rack, cargo carrier or other accessory to your 2" x 2" trailer hitch receiver. Chrome finish guards against corrosion. 5/8" Pin diameter.

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Simple design. Weather tight cap. Nice finish. 332258



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The tree items arrived exactly when promised and were as expected. I am very pleased with the product and service. 255328



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Recently purchased a Roadmaster High-Low Hitch adapter #RM-048-8 and a Bulldog receiver lock #BD580401 from etrailer.com. The products were unremarkable and the same as you can purchase anywhere. The real plus was the price and fantastic customer service (products were shipped the same day as ordered and received 3 days later) from etrailer that made the difference to me . I will always check etrailer first for my towing needs. 191932



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I just wanted you to know that being install for only a month this item is beginning to rust. In the Northeast we have only had two snow storms and as such the streets have only been treated twice you may want to advise people not to buy this item if they live in the north 111154



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yes i did recive my product that i ordered it was fast and i was very happy i do have to order 1 more thing i will be doing that in the next couple of weeks and if there is any thing else i will be ordering from etrailer i have friends that i camp with and will be telling them about etrailer if they are needing anything thanks dave newill 106715



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This lock is totally awesome! Very easy to install and makes it very hard for to steal your accessories. That is why I purchased this lock. They stole my trailer hitch cover because I did not have a one. So I am very satisfied now that they will not be able to steal my cover. Highly recommend this product. 538637



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I currently work at a top 500 3rd Party Logistics company as the Quality Coordinator. And as silly as it is I was really impressed with the slogan you have imprinted on your boxes. I think that was really impressive. Those are the touches that make people remember the companies they have purchased from, or received gifts from. The products I received as a gift were also very nice. The lock was easy to install, along with the hitch cover. I have shown off my hitch cover to everyone that I know. Thank you Theresa 98067



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Happy with the product. Fits and works well on my truck. Thank you!!!!! 715543



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Product easy to use and nobody has tampered with. Towed 3.5 tons recently and no problems whatsoever. 711174



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Good and stout. Will make tailgater’s think twice. 714712



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works great, glad I bought it!! 644161



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Nice locking pin, very sturdy. 619646



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Great products. Company delivers what they say 612192



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It looks like it will be perfect for my needs. Thank you. 585793



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Quality products! Great customer suppor t. 499746



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Great service and fast shipping. I will definitely order again! 466653



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Great product, easy to do busy with. Had to change shipping address a week before Christmas but the customer service did a great job to ensure it was received in time for Christmas. 464078



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This product is very well made. Should do the trick.. 423501



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Great product, easy installation 420030



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Have a 98 4-Runner with the factory towing pkg. This pin fits perfectly. Some folks were concerned about the protective lock cap not being snug enough but this one was tough to remove; maybe it will loosen over time. Works a bit stiffly right now, but that will most likely loosen up as time passes. I mean, it just arrived today. All in all, this was a good buy at a good price. 330822



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Works, but the locking and unlocking is a little cumbersome. The instructions were not very good. 320225



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AAA+++ Service and Delivery!!!! 310230



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Great products & very fast delivery thank you again 295812



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Works great 275674



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This item arrived at the same time as the rack, a must. Good quality, fair price and no brainer to use. Good stuff Etrailer, thanks 210920



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great 180076



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simple receiver lock to prevent removing the "ball" from the truck. etrailer.com provided excellent service and value. 165894



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Just received this hitch cover lock. I like this product as it is chrome on both ends and has a regular key. Also like the rubber keyhole cover. I rate it excellent so far. 62961



- BD580400
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Outstanding! I don't give out 100% to just anyone or anything. This little bugger is way better that others I've had in the past. Shipping was FREE because I needed the trailer hitch receiver as well. 3 Business days! 644719



- BD580403
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Nice lock 508695



- BD580400
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Exactly what I ordered. 457174



- BD580400
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


I ordered this locking pin because it looked to be the strongest available. I've used others that I've never really trusted because they were hollow with a solid shaft inside or either the locking mechanism or opposite end seemed weak. This one is solid and it seems the lock will hold. The description claims it is "supremely easy to use". I found this to be a bit optimistic and it takes a little juggling to hold the shaft and the the locking mechanism still and push the pin in while holding the key in the unlock position but it is easier than some. My only real complaint is that the plastic cap that fits over the keyhole fits loosely and will probably come off right away. A little retaining strap would at least keep it from getting lost when it comes off. Other than that, this locking hitch pin is a great buy and I recommend it. 41759



- BD580402
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Just installed the locking hitch pin on my receiver. Fit was excellent. I packed the lock mechanism with lithium grease as I live in New England and we salt the roads in winter. Time will tell what the winter salt will do to the pin, but I am hopeful that the stainless steel will hold up well for many seasons. Quality seems first rate, especially the lock unit, and the two keys supplied are heavy duty. Overall, very impressed. 600331



- BD580403
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Had no problems with the lock as long as I lubricate it twice a year (salut and winter weather). Would have like it in stainless for longivity! 364155



- BD580402
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


I purchased the Bulldog stainless hitch lock paired with pintle combo and solid 8 bolt adjustable hitch to work on a 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 cummins. She (the combo) is a thing of beauty and now ready to work. I felt like a proud father when the man in brown arrived with my baby. I expect to recieve many years of service from these items. Your teams service is second to none.We will be doing buisness again in near future. 109257



- BD580402
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


I live in SoCal about 3 miles from the beach so rust can be an issue. After 1 year the Bulldog Stainless lock has no rust and works flawlessly. Of course the plastic dust cover was lost almost immediately but since I'm rarely driving in dusty conditions it has not been an issue. 391741



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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Great personal service, excellent instructions, good product and fast delivery!!! 560546



- BD580403
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


I got two of these since I needed locks on two trailers. They function differently than similar locks I have used in the past. The lock is a plunger type that uses the key to press in and lock it shut. Both of the locks required a lot of wiggling and turning to get to lock. They appear to have crude tolerances and a lot of play, requiring exact lining up to close. I put a little lube in the lock and ball mechanism and it helped. I was not able to pull them apart by hand once locked. They do unlock easily with the key. I know they aren't the best quality by the price I paid and they are made in China. I am tempted to pry or hammer on one a bit to see if it opens. If it does, I will just chalk it up to knowing better than buying cheap and replace both with higher quality locks. If it holds up, I will say I got my money's worth. E-Trailer does have excellent communication regarding sales and shipment. I have bought from them in the past and will in the future, no matter what the final verdict is on these particular locks. 503569



- BD580402
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Overall this is a great hitch lock. I purchased it primarily because it is stainless steel, rather than plated steel like my old lock, which ended up with a lot lot of surface rust. I like the "push button" lock feature as it allows you to lock the lock without a key and visually tell that it is locked. There is one potentially major flaw with this lock that I did report to etrailer months ago and I do not know if has been addressed. After winter I tried to unlock the lock and could not do so (the locking button would not pop out). It took me about an hour of fiddling with it, using WD 40, to get the thing open. Evidently a bit of water got into the lock and although most of the lock is stainless steel the little spring-loaded ball bearing that actually engages the locking mechanism is not. It had rusted quite severely. Since then I've kept the inside of the lock well greased and it's worked OK. The ball bearing should also be stainless. This little oversight could be a huge deal if you were on a trip and couldn't unlock your hitch from your vehicle. 546966



- BD580402
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


GREAT LOCK WORKS GREAT NO PROBLEMS BEST I'VE SEEN ON THE MARKET. 211492


Comments

THIS PRODUCT IS STILL GOING STRONG, NO PROBLEMS, VERY SECURE.

MUNSTER - 07/13/2016

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- BD580402
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


The customer service and the timeliness in which l have received my orders from etrailer.com is second to none. I needed my hitch to arrive on time so I could pick up a nice chunk of Sycamore. A bit of electrical tape on the shaft to eliminate "play" in the receiver, slip in the new lockable SS pin from Bulldog and off we went to pick up my prize! What a great company to do business with! 371650



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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Works exactly as expected. Great price and fast shipping from etrailer. 521231



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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Very happy with my purchase, its excellent quality and a good price. I would buy again from them , plus shipping was fast. 431670



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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Very satisfied with this Lifelong hitch receiver lock. It was advertised as being of stainless steel construction and is 100% STAINLESS STEEL!!! There were others that I purchased that stated they too were all stainless, but in actuality they weren't and rusted in a very short period of time. Once again, I'm very satisfied with this product that I purchased from etrailer. THANK YOU! 68397


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Fine

Anthony - 08/30/2014

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- BD580402
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


I purchased this Bulldog pin for my 2015 Yukon with a factory installed hitch. In this application this Bulldog hitch pin fits very well. I selected this pin due to its simple design and the generally compact diameter of the lock cylinder and the pin's beveled head-end. The lock cylinder diameter is import since GM penetrates the nominal 2" ID hitch tube through a steel bulkhead. There is only 7/16" distance between the hitch tube's nominal 5/8" clearance hole edge and the face of the factory bulkhead. Also, the hitch tube is fillet welded to the bulkhead. Thus, both the pin head and the lock cylinder need to have some relief (i.e. the bevel on the pin head-end) in order to clear this external bulkhead weld. Most of the above fitment concerns are overcome by the Bulldog pin's grip length being greater than that listed on the etrailer site (and in their videos as well). Specifically, the grip length is 2-11/16" rather than the listed 2-1/2". See the attached photos. Note that in the first photo the lock cylinder is firmly seated on the ball locking end of the pin. In the photo note that the cylinder is fully engaged and locked, which would not be possible if the cylinder was not fully seated on the pin end. The first photo shows the dial caliper fully closed and properly reading zero. Also note that the GM hitch tube is 2-9/16" square (outside dim.), thus technically a 2-1/2" pin grip length would be inadequate in this application. Since I have a metal turning lathe I was prepared to machine the pin a slight amount in order to make it fit. Thankfully, this was not necessary since the grip length is 3/16" greater than advertised. The pin is Chinese made in "stainless steel". I did test the pin with a magnet and it does appear to be austinitic (high enough in Ni and Cr alloys) since the magnet had no attaction to the pin. I do like that the lock cyklinder has an internal o-ring to help keep out "road splatter". I also gave the lock cylinder a short squit of WD-40. In sum, a well designed rugged product at a fair price. 544011



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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Using the internet I found what I thought to be the original such lockable trailer hitch and it was called the lifelong. It was in my opinion the best made thing on the market for that time and this one looks just like it even bearing some of the same name. So I bit. I got it but haven't unpacked it yet simply because I was perfectly satisfied it will be the best one for me so far as protecting my bike. I realize that won't comfort some of you, it's just the belief I have. No charge...Walt 328640



- BD580402
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Not a complaint about the construction of the product. Problem is that the fit up described for sizing the hitch based on the "box" did not work for my hitch. It appears that I need the next size length up (2.5"). The hasp lock fit fine and looks nice and sturdy. I will be returning for an exchange 441573



- BD580403
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


I had a trailer stolen. This is going on the new one. Much better than my old lock. 729764



- BD580402
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Awesome product, fast delivery 713326



- BD580403
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Review from a similar Bulldog Lifelong in Hitch Locks


Not quit wide enough for my latch but should work with most 708403


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